Dawn Chorus

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Even if your experience of the English climate is merely cursory, you can appreciate that the onset of warmer weather is a cause for delirious rejoicing. May Day (the term does not, in this case, refer to anti-globalization riots but to May 1) is when the celebrations take place, and no English city embarks on them with more style than Oxford.

The fashionable gathering place for the city's large student population is Port Meadow — an expansive greensward on Oxford's outskirts and the setting for boisterous all-night dance parties on April 30. Those left standing...

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